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No, Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller isn’t my idea of credible media either, but I certainly hope this report is true.

Is CNN new Crossfire leaving us so soon?

“My sources say Crossfire is toast,” a TV industry insider told The Mirror.

A publicist from CNN describes it like this: “The program is on extended hiatus.”

Most importantly, sources say staffers from Crossfire are being absorbed into The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. In fact, CNN personnel from other shows are making room for staffers from Crossfire.

Behind the scenes, CNN is allegedly saying the show may make yet another comeback.

Quick question for CNN: If you no longer have a dedicated staff for a show, how is that still a show?

The show should have never been brought back after Jon Stewart buried it a decade ago. If the show is dead once again, good.

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting noted the new Crossfire‘s promotion of climate-change denial earlier this year. It was a profoundly immoral decision to bring the demagogues of denial on–heck, it was a profoundly immoral decision to bring the worthless show back in the first place.

Crossfire‘s apparent demise raises a good question; other than Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Ed Schultz and Alex Wagner on the other network, is there anything worth watching on cable news today?

D.R. Tucker

D. R. Tucker is a Massachusetts-based journalist who has served as the weekend contributor for the Washington Monthly since May 2014. He has also written for the Huffington Post, the Washington Spectator, the Metrowest Daily News, investigative journalist Brad Friedman's Brad Blog and environmental journalist Peter Sinclair's Climate Crocks.